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The UAE and the Horn of Africa Threesome

Since Abiy Ahmed became Ethiopia’s prime minister in the spring of 2018, he has met with Isaias Afwerki at least a dozen times. On Sunday, Abiy Ahmed arrived in Eritrea once more. This time, he is accompanied by Lemma Megersa, the Ethiopian defense minister. Also, after his first visit to Eritrea …

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Supremacists Agitating for Violence Against Eritrea

It is with great dismay that I hear the beating of war-drums by some segments of the Ethiopian intelligentsia, apparently aiming at steering public opinion towards war.  Their writing and talks are reminiscent of the past regimes of Emperor Haile Selassie and Colonel Mengistu. Yes, like the leaders of these …

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In Defense of Tamrat Negera

If I were to empty and free myself of affection, sentiments, anger, concern and all sorts of feelings; that is if I could turn myself into pure reason, I would find that the Ethiopian Journalist, Tamrat Negara, who brought on himself, undeservedly, the wrath of many Eritreans is a real …

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The Waning Days of Tyrannical Rule in Eritrea

The peace accord that Eritrea and Ethiopia signed in July 2018 and attendant normalization of their relations had promised a new era of peace, cooperation and progress for the Horn-of-Africa region. Many in the international community believed that this breakthrough agreement will induce the Eritrean government to break out of …

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Post-Islamism in Eritrea, Why Does It Is Matter?

Post-Islamism in Eritrea why does it is matter? Reflection on the 6th congress of Eritrean Democratic Homeland Party The reality of the Eritrean regime’s longevity and the cost associated with that reality has messed up Eritreans’ priorities and their way of thinking. Nowadays, posts, slogans and discussions around toppling the …

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Isaias-Abiy Resolve an Issue, Redwan Pulled out of Eritrea

On November 15, 2019, Gedab News reported that Redwan Hussein, who was appointed to be his country’s ambassador to Eritrea in July 2018, didn’t present his credentials to Isaias Afwerki. The report irritated Ambassador Redwan and several officials from the two governments. After more than a year in Limbo, Isaias …

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Ethiopia: Debretsion’s Final Nail in the EPRDF Coffin

In a speech he delivered in December 28, 2019, Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, declared the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition is dead. Dr. Debrestsion is the chairman of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the deputy President of the Northern Ethiopian Tigray Region. The EPRDF, formed under the …

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Major Dawit Invites Me to Dr. Abiy’s Addition Class

This article first appeared on Jul 16, 2018. It’s being republished with the hope it will evoke a reflection. If there is anything Eritreans and Ethiopians (and beyond) agree upon, it is the fact that PM Abiy has stirred a seemingly calm sea. Undoubtedly he has inspired many people—he even made …

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Eritrea-Ethiopia: Ambassadors Without Credentials

On July 2018, Ethiopian officials announced that Redwan Hussein was appointed as Ethiopia’s ambassador to Eritrea, while the appointment of Semere Russom as Eritrea’s ambassador to Ethiopia was announced in a tweet by Yemane Gebremeskel, Eritrea’s minister of information. However, after more than a year, none of the two ambassadors has …

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Macbeth: A Noble Man and a Witch

Once upon a time, a witch encountered a noble man and told him that he will be a king one day. The noble man shared this bewitching prophecy with his wife. His wife pressured him to murder the king now to claim the prophesied kingdom. This was from Shakespeare’s play …

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25 Years of Disappearance, a Tragedy of a Man or a Nation?

  May 1991 was an extraordinary year for all Eritreans. It was the year in which Asmara was liberated and Mengistu’s army was routed. Eritreans were ecstatic, they saw the fruition of their 30 years of struggle and the fulfillment of their dream. Discussions were abound among Eritreans in diaspora …

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Nobel, a Juxtaposition of Leaders

The Nobel Prize website Summarized the rationale behind the awarding of its prize of 2019 to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in these words: “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” Laureates of the past There …

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HardTalk: Group Rights And Identity Politics

Introduction: The term “Identity politics” is popularized as a political discourse in the higher educational institutions, since 1970s. Identity politics was originally emerged as a way of consciousness raising among marginalized [social] groups and as means to empower those groups who felt oppressed by the society around them [1]. The …

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Eritrean Opposition Party Transforms and Renamed HADI

Last week, the former Eritrean Islamic Party for Justice and Development (EIPJD), one of the largest Eritrean opposition organizations, held its congress and made major changes in its program, and elected a new leadership. In a statement it issued on October 19, 2019, the party dropped the “Islamic” term from …

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Gold Coins and Necklaces–Congratulating PM Abiy

Last week Ethiopia went through eventful days. Among other things, on October 9, prime minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the 20 hectares Unity Park in the national palace grounds in Addis Ababa in the presence of invited officials and heads of state of the region. The unelected president of Eritrea didn’t attend …

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PM Abiy Has “Innovative Projects” to Deport Asylum-Seekers

President Donald Trump could save millions of dollars by seeking advice from the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed (who discovered an innovative way to deport migrants) instead of wasting money building a costly wall on the border with Mexico. Details are still scanty, but recently Abiy Ahmed suggested ways to help …

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